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Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe is made with Velveeta Cheese and a great Christmas dessert! It’s fudgy, rich, and has the perfect texture. Enjoy it straight from the fridge for the ultimate holiday snack!

Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe is made with Velvetta Cheese and a great Christmas dessert! It’s fudgy, rich, and has the perfect texture. Enjoy it straight from the fridge for the ultimate holiday snack!Why, hello gorgeous little cubes of fudge! I think I’ll go ahead and dive right into this secret ingredient fudge, if you don’t mind.

Ingredients needed for the Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese

 

Ingredients needed for this Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese

So, you know… every year around Christmas I tell you some story about how I really don’t like fudge. I then proceed to give you a recipe or two or three for fudge (like Creamy Chocolate Holiday Fudge). Why change things now, right? Maybe I’m just really, really hungry or something but I’m all about the fudge recipes.

Mixing the ngredients needed for this Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese

 

Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese ready to set in the fridge

Do you love fudge so much you could marry it? Well, I never used to feel that way. I don’t really love fudge unless I’m in certain situations, but I love this one. Maybe it’s because it’s just super, super creamy and you can totally make it nut-free since nuts if you want to.

I’m a believer that 9 times out of 10, nuts only belong in those little glass bowls sitting on grandparents’ end tables in the same exact spot every time you visit.

Overhead shot of the finished Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese

This secret ingredient fudge is a made with an ingredient that might leave you wondering and questioning everything you know. It is made with Velveeta cheese! Don’t knock it until you try it – I promise.

The secret ingredient of Velveeta as the surprising secret ingredient might just gross you out a little, but don’t worry, you can’t taste it. The cheese is there to give it the texture and creaminess that is perfection. Trust me, nobody knew it was there, I promise! BOOM! I’ll take seven pieces right now, please. I am now a believer.

Plated Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese for Christmas dessert or any occasion

This secret ingredient fudge is so chocolatey, sweet, spongy and fluffy. It’s hard to describe fudge, but there you have it. Once again, let me reiterate that you can’t detect the Velveeta cheese at all (trust me, I’m not a huge fan of this particular cheese, and it is thankfully overpowered by the sweet chocolate and other ingredients).  This fudge will fulfill your wildest Christmas dessert-filled dreams.

This is Secret Ingredient Fudge is quick, easy and addicting. You won’t be able to stop at one.  And that’s okay, because this fudge is calorie free (ha, ha). I wish I could tell you just HOW excited I am about this. I hope you try it soon!

Close-up shot of the finished Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese for Christmas dessert

Tips and tricks:

You can omit the nuts if you like, as I said above.

You can substitute the nuts for any other nuts you like! Walnuts and chopped almonds would work, as well!

Add in ½ teaspoon peppermint extract and omit the nuts for a fabulous peppermint version of this fudge.

You can toast your nuts before adding them for a deeper flavor, but it’s not necessary.

I like to make a little “swirly” pattern on the top of the fudge using a spoon.

Store in an airtight container for up to one week to keep fresh.

You can also wrap it up good in freezer it for up to 2 months!

Easy Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese for Christmas dessert

Try these other holiday fudge recipes here on Wishes and Dishes:

Andes Mint Fudge – perfect for Christmas because of the mint!

Holiday Eggnog Fudge – this one has just the right about of eggnog flavor to it.

White Chocolate Cocoa Pebbles Fudge – adding cereal to fudge? Yeah, it’s a thing.

Caramel Peanut Caramel Fudge – loaded with chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch – this is sure to be a holiday favorite!

Creamy Chocolate Holiday Fudge – traditional, perfectly creamy holiday fudge for fudge purists.

Delicious Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese for Christmas dessert or any occasion

Close-up shot of the finished Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe made with Velvetta Cheese for Christmas dessert

Secret Ingredient Fudge

Ashley
Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe is made with Velveeta Cheese and a great Christmas dessert! It’s fudgy, rich, and has the perfect texture. Enjoy it straight from the fridge for the ultimate holiday snack!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time: 3 hrs
Servings 48

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces Velveeta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares broken up
  • 32 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a medium microwave safe bowl melt together the Velveeta cheese, butter and chocolate in 30 second intervals until all melted.
  • Stir until well combined and completely smooth.
  • In a large bowl add all your powdered sugar.
  • Using an electric mixer add the melted chocolate mixture to the powdered sugar a little at a time until all incorporated.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • Once everything is combined just use a spoon to stir in the pecans (if using).
  • Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil or parchment and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour all the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth the top until even.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to firm up.
  • Once firm, cut into 1 inch pieces and serve! Enjoy.
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Secret Ingredient Fudge recipe is made with Velvetta Cheese and a great Christmas dessert! It’s fudgy, rich, and has the perfect texture. Enjoy it straight from the fridge for the ultimate holiday treat!

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